Early DtB Waikiki Aloha Hale

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Here it is under construction.

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Donn’s original Hawaii location was pure Polynesian fantasy. Thatch roof, lauhala, pandamas.

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It was described to me as coming right up to the street. “You couldn’t run a weedeater in there. I don’t know how he got away with it.”

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This is the place I’d visit if I had that time machine.

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Gecko points out the carving seen in the back of this photo is now at La Mariann Sailing Club. He made a mug of it!

Open air, palms, thatch, matting, black velvet, just a tropical paradise.

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